Dominique Bonnet: Biography

After obtaining a PhD degree in the University of Paris VII in 1993, Dominique Bonnet joined as a research fellow the group of Professor John Dick's laboratory in Toronto, Canada. She worked there on establishing an in vivo model to study human acute myeloid leukaemia and identified leukemic stem cells.

In 1998, she accepted a position as Group Leader at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, in New Jersey and became Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

In 2001, she moved to London at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF; which became Cancer Research UK in 2002). In 2006, she became a Senior Group Leader at the London Research Institute (now part of the Francis Crick Institute). Since August 2002, she is also Professor at the University College of London, division of Biosciences, and a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.

Her group is investigating the molecular programs that regulate both human normal and leukemic stem cells. She is also interested in deciphering the role played by the microenvironment or niche in this regulation and finding new potential targets to eradicate the leukemic stem cell pool.


Dominique Bonnet

Dominique Bonnet
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  • Qualifications and history
  • 1993 PhD, University of Paris VII, France
  • 1993-1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
  • 1998 Assistant Professor, Coriell Institute for Medical Research, USA
  • 2001 Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2001 Established lab at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK (in 2002 the Imperial Cancer Research Fund became Cancer Research UK)
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK